Traeth Mawr Boulder

Posted by Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 22 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Back to the cliffs again. The boulder in the foreground is an example of the debris that falls off the cliffs now and again.

Traeth Mawr is on the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline in South Wales. I reach this beach by parking at Nash Point and taking a 20 min walk over the cliffs.

Any tips or constructive criticism are welcome.

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I appreciate all your comments, thank you so much. I do read all the comments and will try to answer any questions you have.

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

just 5*

22 Jun 2010 5:39am

@Marie LC: Merci!!!!

iren from tehran, Iran

fabulous composition!i love it

22 Jun 2010 6:15am

@iren: Thanks.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great composition and details in this image!

22 Jun 2010 6:38am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good POV and great details on the stones.

22 Jun 2010 7:02am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks. I tried to get close to the cliffs but was a bit nervous to get too close!!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect capture! (So it's better to wear a helmet, then?)

22 Jun 2010 7:47am

@MadScientist: Yes! The owners of a refreshment kiosk in Nash Point (20 min walk away) say they here rock cliff falls quite regularly and some are quite large.

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Impressives block and cliffs !! Very nice composition !!

22 Jun 2010 8:02am

@Lilly: Thanks.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Getting that on your head could seriously spoil your day !!! Nice bit of compo in this shot and lots of nice textures ..

22 Jun 2010 8:16am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Well it does happen now and again. You would not believe that sometimes people sunbathe under the cliffs.

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice view,I like the angle

22 Jun 2010 8:45am

@Mohsen: Thanks.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely combination of textures here

22 Jun 2010 9:17am

@grouser: Thanks.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful angle of view!

22 Jun 2010 9:56am

@mo.langel: Thanks.

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

this is another stunner! really is!!:))

22 Jun 2010 11:30am

@kate: Thanks.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very interesting low perspective and light...

22 Jun 2010 11:33am

@Nazzareno: Thanks.

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great point of view and very detailed landscape picture.
Great job.

22 Jun 2010 11:35am

@DowsherVision: Thanks. The rocks lend themselves to a good sharp image. Plenty of lines and tectures.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the point of view on the ground level who gives a great place to the stones on the foreground & a lot of depth to the scene. Lovely rocky coast

22 Jun 2010 11:48am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks. It is difficult to know what to include although the big boulder helped give structure to the image.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed Philip! 5-stars!!!! ;-)

22 Jun 2010 11:54am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks. I like 5 stars!!!

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful. I love the differant color of rocks.

22 Jun 2010 11:59am

@Terral: Thanks. It is difficult to expose these rocks correctly.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Love the use of the foreground boulder, in a superb frame. A lovely blend of rock colouration and those wispy clouds passing by are a treat. Another cracking shot, Philip.

22 Jun 2010 1:05pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Thanks. The sky is a bit over exposed but the lens is fooled by the rocks which are quite light and the strong sun.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great ....Rocking collection...

22 Jun 2010 1:14pm

@PRASHANT: Thanks.

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Not easy to have a walk on them! Not mention taking pictures! The brown rock has the same color as the mountain and looks if it fell down from it! V!

22 Jun 2010 1:32pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: Bit of clambering was required! I had walking boots on so no problem.

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


22 Jun 2010 3:01pm

@BeLTxA: Thanks.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the low viewpoint for the way it shows the rocky strewn beach and the cliffs in a dramatic fashion. Well done.

22 Jun 2010 3:07pm

@Don: Thanks. The idea was to show the cliffs and to give and indication of how bad the erosion was by showing a boulder that had fallen off.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely balanced comp Phil!

22 Jun 2010 4:06pm

@Ted: Thanks. Appreciated.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Nice scenery!

22 Jun 2010 4:51pm

@Xerophytes: Yes it is. Thanks for commenting.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! An excellent composition! and a unique landscape! Best regards. Adela

22 Jun 2010 6:11pm

@Fonts: Thanks.

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I like it very much, especially the perspective.

22 Jun 2010 6:22pm

@Richard: Thanks.

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Great angle of this wonderful cliff face, did you look for fossils there...?

22 Jun 2010 7:36pm

@Michael: Yes you can although there are apparently better sites in the locality such as Llantwit Major and Summerhouse Point. Never seen anything special though.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Philip,
This view is also fantastic. Every single detail is clearly visible and in the reproduction, clear and brilliant. Have a nice evening and thanks for your nice comment. 5 Stars ***** Sincerely Christel

22 Jun 2010 8:35pm

@Christel: Thanks for your kind comments.

KBR from Geneva, Switzerland

Love this clever point of view, we have the little and the big at once, the rock and the cliff.
very well done, love tones.

22 Jun 2010 9:06pm

@KBR: Thanks. Mind you, the little rock is actually quite big as I was using a wide angle lens.

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I wonder if in the days long gone they used some of these stones to build with. They look incredible for that purpose.

22 Jun 2010 9:31pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Do not see why not as rocks are limestone.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So well composed and such a cool perspective, love all the textures in this

23 Jun 2010 1:33am

@JJ: Thanks.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb landscape composition with lots of great textures and excellent details and sharpness! i love the rocks in the foreground - they really caught my attention instantly!

23 Jun 2010 2:27am

@DarkElf: Thanks. I had to add a bit of contrast to these rocks to bring out thie textures.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Walking that beach must be difficult. Cool shot.

23 Jun 2010 2:37am

@Steve Rice: You have to watch your step! Lots of clambering.

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

What a gorgeous shot! These rocks and the cliffs are something like I've never seen! :)

30 Jun 2010 1:26am

Nikon D90
1/125 second
ISO 200
13 mm

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